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What are the requirements for eligibility?
National Science Foundation participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or its possessions. Women and minorities (African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, and Native Pacific Islanders) are encouraged to apply. A participant must be undergraduate when the program starts in May of each program year.
How are students selected to participate in the program?
Selection is based on applicant's academic standing, a brief statement of interest, and a faculty reference.
How are students paired with mentors?
Students take an active part in the student/mentor selection process. The day after orientation, faculty members will make presentations to the students. During the presentation, students should make notes of points of interest. After the presentation, students should make arrangements to meet with the faculty member whose current research interest the students. Selection of a mentor is then based upon mutual interest and agreement to a studen/mentor relationship.
Is housing provided for students participating in the program?
Housing is provided for participants whose permanent address in not in the metropolitan Birmingham area.
What do past students have to say about the program?
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